The latest version of Windows Phone isn’t called Windows Phone at all, it’s called Windows 10 Mobile, because rather
than being a bespoke mobile operating system it’s a version of the full fat Windows 10 that Microsoft is shipping on
desktops. That makes it powerful, versatile and unique from its mobile competition, the fiercest of which is Android Marshmallow .The latest version of Google’s smartphone OS is taking its time to arrive on handsets, but it’s worth the wait, thanks to smart features and a whole lot of polish. If you’re in the enviable position of buying a new phone and aren’t sure which OS to go for here’s what you need to know. The Look There was a time when Android wasn’t much to look at and it’s still got a fairly understated design, but it’s clean and attractive. It uses the Material Design language from Android Lollipop , but with a few tweaks, with clear icons, so you always know exactly what
you’re about to tap on and unity of design, where everything just works together. While it looks good, Android 6.0 Marshmallow operates in much the same way as Android and even iOS have for years. Apps are arranged in a grid of icons on your home screen and you can put favorites in a bar at the bottom which stays the same across all home screens. It’s an overly familiar design, but it does make it instantly intuitive. The open nature of Android also means you can customize it to your liking, with widgets, which add clocks, calendars, weather information and more to your home screen. Or you can even download a whole new skin, to completely change the look.
Windows 10 Mobile is different. It’s far busier and far more colourful. It still has a grid of apps, but
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